LAS VEGAS, New Mexico (September 19, 2015) – In the second leg of a three-match road trip, the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's volleyball team took down Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival New Mexico Highlands University 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16.), Saturday.
With the win the Pack improved to 3-7 and 1-1 in the RMAC, while the Cowboys dropped to 3-5 and 1-1 in the conference.
Alex Sansavera (R-Sr., DS/S, San Antonio, Texas) earned a career-high 40 assists in the match, which raises her season total to 233 through 10 contests.
Three members of the ThunderWolves surpassed double-digit kills, as Oni Lattin (Sr., MB/RS, Houston, Texas), Mariangel Perez (Jr., OH/RS, Catia La Mar, Venezuela), and Caitlin Broadwell (So., OH, Lawrence, Kan.) all reached the mark. Perez led the way with 15, while Lattin notched 11 and Broadwell punched in 10.
Perez also tied with Jordan Bruere (Sr., S, Rio Rancho, N.M.) for a squad-high 16 digs.
CSU-Pueblo attacked the better than New Mexico Highlands, as they earned a .221 attack percentage compared to the Cowboys' .158. Defensively the ThunderWolves also had the upper hand accumulating 68 digs versus their 59.
In an evenly fought contest, the Pack jumped out early and took the first set, 25-21. New Mexico Highlands responded in the second frame winning 25-21, but from there the Pack countered with their own wave of momentum. The road team took the third game 26-24 in a long bout. Finally in the fourth set, with all of the momentum in their favor, CSU-Pueblo finished off the Cowboys for a comfortable 25-16 stanza victory to win the match 3-1.
To finish out the road trip, the ThunderWolves travel to Western State Colorado University to take on the Mountaineers Tuesday with first serve at 7 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.